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Counting 1 to 20 | Talking Flashcards

Which number or numbers do you find tricky? Pin them up around a room or your home and see if you can remember them every time you go past them.

If you are very confident with counting to twenty and you know your numbers, you could try this song. You need to count in twos! This means you miss every other number out. Give it a go and see how you get on! The Counting by Twos Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

If you were counting in twos, can you use your fingers to show double (two lots of) a number?

 Double 1, double 2, double 3, double 4 and double 5. Say “double 1 is…., double 2 is…”


Here is an example of using fingers to show double 3.  "Double 3 is 6."

We are thinking about 2D (flat) shapes this week. Start by watching this song to remind yourself of these shapes and their properties.

We are recapping 2D flat shapes circle, rectangle, square, triangle, pentagon, hexagon.

Take a look at the 2D shape mat attached below. Can you remember the names of the shapes? (You do not need to know the names of all these shapes, but try to learn triangle, square, rectangle and circle. If you can remember pentagon and hexagon too that would be amazing!)


Ask a grown up to describe one of the shapes, can you guess what the shape is? For example:

“I have 4 straight sides that are the same length”

“I have 3 straight sides and 3 corners”

“I have 1 curved side and no corners”


Challenge- Can you describe a shape to a grown up? Remember to use language such as sides, corners, straight, curved, flat 2D.


Super Challenge- Have a go at the activity below. Can you sort the shapes by their sides into the Venn diagram?